Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day December 6, 2013

Clarke, Haddin plump records

Shiva Jayaraman
Stats highlights from the second day's play between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval

  • Michael Clarke scored his sixth hundred at Adelaide Oval in nine Tests. With this century, Clarke equalled Ricky Ponting's record for scoring the most centuries at the ground. Click here for a list of batsmen with five or more Test-centuries at a venue. Clarke's also one of five batsmen to score 1000-plus runs at this venue, having scored 1257 runs at 104.75.

  • Clarke now has 12 hundreds in Tests as captain, moving him past Sunil Gavaskar, Graham Gooch and Garry Sobers in the list of captains with most Test-centuries.

  • Brad Haddin's hundred in this innings was his third in the Ashes and his fourth in Tests. He has now equalled Adam Gilchrist's record as the wicketkeeper with most Ashes hundreds.

  • The 200-run partnership between Clarke and Haddin was the highest partnership and the first double-century stand for the sixth wicket in Tests at Adelaide Oval. This was also the seventh partnership of 200 or more runs by Australia's sixth wicket in the Ashes and the first since Mike Hussey and Haddin added 307 in Brisbane in 2010. Click here for a list 200-plus partnerships by Australia for the sixth wicket in Tests.

  • There were 12 sixes hit by Australia in their first innings - the highest number in an innings in the Ashes and the second-highest hit by them against any team. For England too, this equalled the second-highest number of sixes conceded by them in an innings in Tests.

  • Ryan Harris' unbeaten 55 was the seventh fifty-plus score by an Australia No. 10 in the Ashes and the first since Geoff Lawson hit 74 at Lord's in 1989. Click here for a list of fifty-plus scores by No. 10 batsmen in the Ashes.

  • Including this innings, Graeme Swann has conceded 1121 runs to Australia in 2013 in Tests. He's one of the only ten bowlers to conceded 1000 or more runs to an opposition in a calendar year in Tests. Only three bowlers - Geoff Lawson, Michael Holding and Arthur Mailey - have conceded more in a year to a single opposition in Tests.

    Bowlers conceding 1000-plus runs against an opposition in a year in Tests
    Bowler Team Opposition Year Mat Runs Wkts Ave SR
    Geoff Lawson Aus WI 1984 10 1227 35 35.05 62.5
    Michael Holding WI Ind 1983 11 1165 42 27.73 55.0
    Arthur Mailey Aus Eng 1921 6 1144 42 27.23 45.9
    Graeme Swann Eng Aus 2013 7 1121 30 37.36 67.6
    Malcolm Marshall WI Ind 1983 11 1116 54 20.66 43.9
    Joel Garner WI Aus 1984 10 1089 50 21.78 46.3
    Ted McDonald Aus Eng 1921 8 1060 33 32.12 60.3
    Ravi Shastri Ind WI 1983 11 1039 22 47.22 102.2
    Malcolm Marshall WI Aus 1984 9 1034 49 21.10 45.8
    Mithcell Johnson Aus Ind 2008 7 1005 26 38.65 70.6

  • This innings was the 25th time that Swann has conceded 100 runs in an innings in Tests. Since his debut, no other bowler has gone for 100 or more runs as many times. Mitchell Johnson, the next bowler in this list, has conceded 100 or more runs in 14 innings.

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    • Dummy4 on December 7, 2013, 7:32 GMT

      @Bhaggie The important stat there is that WI and IND played against each other 11 times in 1983. Marshall and Holding averaged just over 100 runs conceded per match (or 50 runs per innings assuming they bowled twice per game). Swann has conceded 1100+ runs in 7 matches so far in 2013 (close to 150 runs per match)

    • K.V. on December 6, 2013, 18:50 GMT

      Quite stunning that two of the world best ever bowlers when in their prime-Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding were are in the 1000 plus bowlers list of 1983 series with India.They seem the odd men out in this group. Graeme Swann is in the list for 2013,and get away with being called the best bowler?How come?

    • Scott on December 6, 2013, 18:48 GMT

      @Micky.Panda, He's hardly as lucky as some of his English counterparts, in particular Pietersen, who never makes big scores without, in most cases, numerous chances going begging. In fact, if you take a little rewind to 10/11, the two main run scorers for Eng were Cook and Trott. Both of whom had enough luck on the one series to last most players entire careers...

    • Dummy4 on December 6, 2013, 18:44 GMT

      and swann is in the world Test team ?? seriously ??

    • Mick on December 6, 2013, 17:35 GMT

      Its is interesting that Michael Clarke's batting form has improved out of site since becoming captain, or perhaps since a little before becoming captain. The only players with a higher batting average as Captain are Bradman and Sangakarra. Clarke will have twice as many hundreds as Sanga, only because he will have captained for far longer. As Captain, Tendulkar performed about the same as normal, with an average well below Clarke and Sanga as Captains. If Clarke can keep this form, its unlikely he will be replaced as Captain.

      Clarke seems to be an incredibly lucky player too. I would love to see figures on which batsmen have hit catches dropped the most times (I reckon Clarkey would be right up there), or who has put on the most runs after being catch dropped. He is certainly one to really punish so many times after being dropped.

      Is Clarke heading toward being ranked one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and eventually maybe better than Tendulkar? Does he have a lucky streak?

    • Dummy4 on December 6, 2013, 16:35 GMT

      but he is better than aussie spinners like lyon, mcgain, smith etc

    • Cricket on December 6, 2013, 14:29 GMT

      Extraordinary achievement by a spin bowler (25 times conceding 100 runs). So much hyped Swann is struggling in Australia :). Even after bowling such long spells, there are less number of lethal wicket taking balls. Swann :) great English spin bowler.

    • Cam on December 6, 2013, 12:55 GMT

      Well I hope Swann does get the record. I think he will retire at the end of this series, I expect quite a few changes actually. Is this the same Haddin everyone said was too old and no good? Yep, the same one. Great player.

    • David on December 6, 2013, 12:44 GMT

      @ModernUmpiresPlz, his stats in those 25 innings (unsurprisingly) are well down on his career figures. When he goes for over 100, he averages 37.49 (career = 29.55) at an economy of 3.11 (vs 2.97) and S/R of 72.3 (vs 59.6).

      The economy isn't too bad, but the other two figures are more than 20% worse.

      The raw numbers are: 82 wickets, 3074 runs, 5929 balls.

    • Venkat on December 6, 2013, 12:08 GMT

      Once again proves that Swann is nothing but a media-hyped English bowler/chucker. Want to go back and read all those articles which claimed that he is the World's greatest off spinner and respond to the authors. He is not in a one series slump to concede 100+ runs in 25 innings. He has only played 50+ tests. He survives because of Cook connection. And this kind off output with supporting cast/attack that consists of bowlers like Anderson, Broad to name a few who do the brunt of the bowling.

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